Posted by Foobooz on December 9th, 2009
Posted by Foobooz on April 9th, 2007
Last year Johnny Goodtimes embarked on a quest to find the best pizza in the Philadelphia area. In the end he tried more than 25 varieties and gave his highest rank, four pepperonis, to Tony’s Place, Tacconelli’s, and Mama Palma’s.Well he’s doing it again this year and is looking for suggestions. So pop over and give him a few. We have some ourselves, Osteria, Sovana Bistro in Kennett Square and De Lorenzo’s in Trenton.
Posted by Foobooz on October 26th, 2006
Is their a type of pizza that Philadelphia can call its own? Of course there is, the Philadelphia area is home to the tomato pie. For much of the region a tomato pie is a large rectangular sheet of crust topped with thick, chunky tomato sauce and often a sprinkling of grated cheese on top. Served at room temperature the tomato pie is a staple of tailgaters and party throwers around the region.
Among the top purveyors of the tomato pie are Marchiano’s Italian Bakery, in Manayunk, Conshohocken Italian Bakery on Jones Street in Conshohocken and Norristown’s Corropolese Bakery.
In the Northeast along a sliver of Frankford Avenue another tomato pie has become famous. This one, served at Tony’s Place is a round crust topped with first cheese and then sauce. Across the street the esteemed Grey Lodge has paid hommage to this classic with their own version.
Trenton’s tomato pies get great praise from Craig LaBan to the common man. De Lorenzo’s Tomato Pies have been an institution since opening in 1936 and is considered by many to be the best pizza in the area.
Posted by Foobooz on July 13th, 2006
Pizza & Beer are great toghether, but in reality a little more difficult to find together than you’d expect, prompting City Paper’s Drew Lazor to ask, “Some joints offer great pizza. Others, excellent beer. Shall ever the twain meet?”
Lazor comes up with a quality list but Foobooz has to add a couple.
Victory Brewing Company – Downingtown, PA. If the beer weren’t so good and fresh, we’d still make the trek for the pizza. Baked on a thin crust, with delicious toppings, like the Kennett Square mushroom, or the carnivores’ Stockyard, this brick oven pizza makes it a lot easier to find a designated driver.
Another place worth the trip for beer and pizza has to be Tony’s Place, across from the Grey Lodge on Frankford Avenue. One part diner, one part bar, and one part great pizza shop make Tony’s Place a great pizza and beer spot.